The Spring/Summer 2019 cycle of London Fashion Week may have ended, but the experimental makeup and hairstyles presented on the runway deserve a second look. As a creative hub of some of the industry’s best emerging talents, the British capital served up nothing but drama, youthfulness and even a bit of nostalgia. From the skyrocketing ponytails spotted backstage at Ashley William’s show, to the glittery eyelids at Simone Rocha‘s presentation, here’s a recap of the most memorable beauty looks from LFW this season.
While you’re here, check out the top hair and makeup trends from New York Fashion Week SS19 as well.
We’ve finally figured out what goes best with Ashely Williams‘ signature bejeweled hair clips — Troll Doll hair. The color-dyed tresses of the models, which literally pointed towards the sky, were affixed with dozens of clips pre-show to create the head-turning hairdos. In addition to the amazing hair looks dreamed up by Alex Brownsell and the Bleach London team, we also can’t take our eyes off of the metal-inspired eyeliner and shadows, courtesy of makeup artist Thomas de Kluyver and MAC.
The romantic ensembles at Simone Rocha were complemented by fresh-faced skin, perfectly brushed brows and subtle, glitter lids. Using MAC‘s Dazzleshadow in various shades, makeup artist Sam Bryant demonstrated that a sparkly eye look can also be easily wearable. For hair, James Pecis used products from KMS‘ HAIR PLAY, ADD VOLUME and HAIR STAY ranges to craft the dreamy updos, which were styled to perfection with Rocha’s crystal-adorned headbands.
The beauty looks at Ashish were as effortlessly cool as the clothes sent down to the catwalk. To intensify the rebellious and carefree mood of the show, Isamaya Ffrench accented the models’ clean faces with a hit of bold, fluorescent color on the eyelids. For the glossy eye look, she used MAC’s highly-pigmented Chromecakes with a bit of Lipglass layered on top. Hairstylist Sam McKnight tied everything together with what he described as the “sweat look,” with sprayed-wet hair plastered to models’ faces.
Staying true to Victoria Beckham‘s fuss-free aesthetic, models at the designer’s 10th anniversary show looked radiant without having much visible makeup on. To perfect the “no makeup makeup look,” legendary MUA Pat McGrath used one of her newest products, the Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Balm in “Blow Up,” to give the models’ lips a dewy finish. We’re also obsessed with the slicked back hairstyles that Guido Palau was responsible for.
To complement her intricate, jewel box-inspired dresses, Mary Katrantzou enlisted the CND team to create the coolest, clear gel manicure topped with sparkly embellishments. Like real-life treasures, models were groomed with transparently glossed skin by makeup artist Lynsey Alexander and her crew. It’s not an exaggeration when we say that every small detail of the show were true works of art.